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David Magayna
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Where Does the Time Go?
I've been busy with a bunch of different things over the past year, and as may be apparent, none of those have been blogging. I may have been doing a good bit of musing. I've just failed to write most of it down, and none of it here. What have I been busy w...

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RUM LUCK by Ryan Aldred
Rum Luck by Ryan Aldred My rating: 4 of 5 stars RUM LUCK: A Bar on the Beach Mystery is the debut novel of Ryan Aldred. It is an accomplished effort, promising more to come from this Canadian native. Ben Cooper’s wedding goes bust after he discovers his ex-...

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An event to remedy the post-Bouchercon withdrawal.

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Mitigating The Danger of Cars and Guns
On
this day, June 24, 1966, the United States Senate passed the National Traffic and
Motor Vehicle Safety Act by a unanimous vote. Later that summer the House
passed their version of the bill 318-3 and on September 9, 1966, signed by
President Johnson, the ...

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The Last Good Girl
The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Last Good Girl by Allison Leotta Allison Leotta has received high praise and critical notice for her four previous Anna Curtis novels. With The Last Good Girl , Leotta continues to shine, exam...

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Enthusiasm!
"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas". - Henry Ford I keep a handful of books...

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Von Ryan's Express and Undying Hope
Von Ryan's Express: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen Von Ryan's Express since it was released in 1965, and you don't want the ending spoiled for you, stop reading right now. Saturday evening I was watching, AGAIN, Von Ryan's Express starring Frank S...

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OneDayU: Back to College for a Day
Last Sunday I went back to college. I attended
Columbia University, Amherst College, American University, and Yale University.
And I did it all by traveling to the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. How did
I do that you ask? I went to a session of OneDayU ....

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Where
It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman Reed
Farrel Coleman wrote Where It Hurts for me. No, you won’t see my name on the
Dedication Page, not in the Acknowledgement section either. Nope, nary a
footnote exists in Where It Hurts to identify how Coleman wrote ...

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My Masterpiece
I have not written a word for this blog, or really for almost anything else but my journal, in quite a long time. I've written a few extended posts on FaceBook about Cindy and my dealing with her passing, but those were more stream of consciousness, emotion...
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